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January 26, 2015

Can Bioethicists (in Good Conscience) Watch the NFL?

by Keisha Ray, Ph.D.

Every year the National Football League (NFL) makes between an estimated $7 billion- $9 billion making it the most profitable American professional sports league.…

December 29, 2014

A Monkey’s Uncle: A Nonhuman Person in an Argentinean Zoo

by Craig Klugman, Ph.D.

A court in Argentina has ruled that Sandra, an orangutan is a nonhuman person who is deserving of some rights.…

May 7, 2014

Philosopher Calls for End to Animal Experimentation (and more): Is there a “reasonable” conception of animal rights?

by J.S. Blumenthal-Barby, MA, PhD

According to Christine Korsgaard, one of the leading moral philosophers in the Western world and Arthur Kingsley Porter Professor of Philosophy at Harvard University, the answer is yes.…

News (36)

April 10, 2015 1:34 pm

U.S. meat industry buying more human antibiotics: FDA

Sales of medically important antibiotics in the United States for use in livestock jumped by 20 percent between 2009 and 2013, federal regulators reported on Friday, data that is sure to feed the national debate about the growth of drug-resistant bacteria.

March 31, 2015 9:03 pm

The White House Plan To Combat Antibiotic Resistance

There has been much press lately about President Obama’s plan to address the growing crisis of antibiotic-resistant bacterial pathogens. And I agree with many that there is much to like in the plan.

March 23, 2015 7:40 pm

Worldwide Use Of Antibiotics In Livestock Is Fueling Risk Of Drug-Resistant Super Bugs Reuters

Developing countries are pumping livestock full of antibiotics at such a startling rate that they are dramatically increasing the risk of creating drug-resistant “super bugs,” scientists warned on Monday.

March 11, 2015 6:41 pm

Cockroaches have personalities, study finds

Researchers from the Université Libre de Bruxelles found that the much-maligned cockroach has its own personality and even displays different character traits.

December 1, 2014 3:26 pm

Physicists solve mystery of why cats rule, dogs drool

Popular web videos showing that “cats rule and dogs drool” have new scientific evidence to support that felinophilic sentiment, at least when it comes to drinking.

October 27, 2014 6:31 pm

African Lions Face Extinction by 2050, Could Gain Endangered Species Act Protection

The African lion (Panthera leo leo) faces the threat of extinction by the year 2050, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service director Dan Ashe warned today. The sobering news came as part of the agency’s announcement that it has officially proposed that African lions receive much-needed protection under the Endangered Species Act.

October 20, 2014 2:09 pm

Scientist catches spider the size of a puppy

Harvard zoologist Piotr Naskrecki was taking a nighttime walk in a rainforest in Guyana when he happened upon a rare Goliath birdeater spider.

September 10, 2014 4:37 pm

Planet of the apes: Gibbons are last ape to have genome revealed

Gibbons – the small, long-armed tree swingers that inhabit the dense tropical forests of Southeast Asia – have become the last of the planet’s apes to have their genetic secrets revealed.

July 31, 2014 5:57 pm

See-Through Mice Reveal Details of Inner Anatomy

Researchers have found a way to make see-through mice, but you won’t find these critters scampering in your kitchen.

July 24, 2014 1:18 pm

Study: Dogs Experience Jealousy Emotion Too

old adage dogs are a man’s best friend may be truer than once thought, especially from the pooch’s perspective. In the first experimental test s of its kind, it was discovered that dogs experience jealousy just as humans do.

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